Correctional Officer
Idaho Division of Human Resources - Pocatello, ID

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The Idaho Department of Correction is Hiring!

Have you ever thought about working as a Correctional Officer?

There has never been a better time to join us. IDOC is looking for more Difference-Makers and the Department is modernizing management, improving technology, and updating training to reflect the most recent and nationally accepted thinking on offender management.

Have you ever thought about working as a Correctional Officer? Now is your chance to make that happen! The Idaho Department of Correction is offers an opportunity to enter your career in Law Enforcement and requires no prior experience in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice education. Working inside the prison with the incarcerated population of offenders, Correctional Officers carry out the day to day operations of the correctional intituation, work daily with offenders and have a great opportunity to make the biggest difference in an offender's life. This is your chance to work for an organization that truly makes a positive difference in individual lives and in our community

The mission of Idaho Department of Correction is to Protect Idaho through Safety, Accountability, Partnerships and Opportunties for Offender Change. Correctional Officers receive eleven weeks of paid training including a five-week course at the Idaho POST Academy for Basic Correction. A wide variety of promotional opportunities are available within the Department to include those in security, teaching, probation and parole, administration, counseling, management, and more providing numerous op for you to advance in your career. Working at the Idaho Department of Correction can be a challenging opportunity and a rewarding experience. We offer medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance at competative rates and paid overtime! This announcement is for the Correctional Officer Academy starting in June . If you are interested in this position & working in Pocatello , please apply to this announcement. If you have recently applied for Correctional Officer on another announcement, you must reapply for this opening.

This announcement is for the Correctional Facilities located here in the Boise area. To learn more about the facilities, Boise, or about Idaho in general, click one of the following links:

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The Idaho Department of Correction is the 3rd largest employer in Idaho state government. Approximately 1,500 employees, a majority of them Correctional Officers, are currently building rewarding careers with the department. Correctional Officers develop expertise in everything from computers to offender treatment programs. You can go as far as your energy and determination will take you.
  • For more information about Idaho Department of Correction, visit our website at
  • What does a Correctional Officer do? Check it out !
  • Steps to becoming a Correctional Officer: Application and Examination Process – take a look & print it out.
  • Training and Certification requirements
  • Background Information Questionaire
  • Physical Readiness Test requirements
  • State of Idaho Employees are eligible for many great benefits including Medical, Retirement, Paid Holidays, and more. Read more here !
Click the button on the left to Apply Online now. Once you complete the application and pass the two required exams you must submit a completed Background Information Questionnaire to move forward in the selection process. Check your email often for updates about your application. You must be at least 21 years old to apply to this announcement.

After you apply:
  • You must submit a Background Investigation Questionnaire to move forward in the selection process. Follow the link to download the questionnaire & read answers to our frequently asked questions.
  • Your application status will be manual set to "inactive". This is a normal administrative function.
  • Check your email regularly for updates about your application status
When updating your online application information, please add/select:
  • Department of Correction under "Agencies"
  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Pocatello under "Cities"
Thank you for your interest in employment with Idaho Department of Correction

~Professionalism, Respect, Service, Teamwork~

Temporary appointments made from this announcement have the potential to become permanent (classified) after serving at least one thousand forty hours (1040) of continuous employment. Veterans may qualify for benefits under the GI Bill. If you have questions, contact the Department of Correction Human Resources office 208-658-2020 or .

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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.